Apr 11

[WEBINAR ON DEMAND] Lessons for employers from the latest bullying cases

In this free Worklogic webinar on-demand Worklogic’s Director, Grevis Beard, discusses some recent bullying cases and explains the implications of the findings for employers dealing with allegations of bullying at work. Watch webinar How to access our Webinars On Demand To access these webinars on demand, simply click on the watch webinar link above.  You […]

Apr 10

A ‘reasonable woman’ standard for sexual harassment claims

Sexual harassment in the workplace remains an ongoing issue. The continuing durability of #MeToo and high-profile sexual harassment claims from women in media, entertainment and politics are a sign that employers still have significant work to do in acknowledging and addressing sexual harassment. In the fourth national workplace sexual harassment survey by the Australian Human Rights Commission, one […]

Apr 03

What to do if you are experiencing toxic behaviour at work

Sadly, many of us have first-hand experience of toxic behavior in the workplace. In 2016 research by Dr Lindsay McMillan, 50% of respondents said they had experienced serious incidents of conflict or negative conduct at work,14% of workers described their workplace environment as ‘toxic’, while 20% had experienced major problems in communication with a co-worker or boss.  […]

Mar 27

Case Study: Why contradictory evidence is important in a workplace investigation

When conducting a workplace investigation, there is often pressure on an investigator to move quickly from allegation to findings. Some of these factors are entirely appropriate: a well-run, timely investigation without unexplained delays is key to minimising any potential harmful impacts on the participants in the investigation and the organisation as a whole. Sometimes though, […]

Mar 21

[WEBINAR ON DEMAND] How to effectively establish an independent complaints reporting service

In this free Worklogic webinar on demand, Integrity Line and Policy Development Manager, Rose Scott explains how to establish an independent complaints reporting service. She addresses common concerns (e.g. ‘we will drown in a deluge of complaints!’) and shares what to do (and what not to do!) drawing on Worklogic’s extensive experience in this space. Watch webinar How […]

Mar 20

Workplace Staff Training: Terrific or Torturous?

We’ve all been there. Stuck in tedious, mandatory staff training sessions on appropriate workplace behaviour or organisational values, where everyone (including the trainer) is just going through the motions in order to tick off policy compliance. If you are the well-intentioned organiser of this type of training and have had your program roundly disparaged across […]

Mar 13

Investigating bullying in the staff room

This coming Friday is 2019 National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). This year’s theme is Bullying. No Way! Take action every day. The program encourages schools and students to explore how they can take steps to minimise the impact of bullying on the school community. Whilst the primary focus of the National […]

Mar 06

How to Navigate a New Landscape for Workplace Complaints

Healthy organisations always want to hear from employees with a problem. Whether the problem is an ongoing personal gripe, an incidence of bullying or a case of suspected fraud, sensible management would much prefer to have the opportunity to address the issue in its earliest stages rather than let it fester and grow in potentially […]

Feb 28

[WEBINAR ON DEMAND] Ensuring your organisation is whistle-blower ready

In this free Worklogic webinar on demand, Worklogic Director Jason Clark discusses how to ensure your organisation is ready for the new Whistleblower legislation and explains: – what constitutes disclosable conduct,– who are the people in your organisation deemed to be eligible recipients– what steps you can take now to ensure your organisation is whistleblower-ready Watch webinar How […]

Feb 27

The use, abuse and under-use of power in the workplace

In theory at least, power is a neutral concept. It can be used for good or ill. The word however tends to be associated with aggressive misuse such as: over powering or standing over those lower down the heirarchy , taking up more space, physical or verbal, than fair sharing would dictate, seeking or accepting […]

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